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What is Dementia?

This is Part 2 of The University of Queensland Brain Institute’s Brain Series on HelloCare Dementia is not a single disease, but an umbrella term describing a collection of symptoms from a range of conditions that cause parts of the brain to deteriorate progressively. Dementia affects functions such as memory, perception, behaviour, language, and personality. There are more than 50 conditions known to cause the symptoms of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common, accounting for about 60-70% of cases. Other common...
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Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Brain Institute

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)was established in 2003 and is home to more than 450 scientists and 42 laboratory leaders. Our researchers have made important advances in fundamental neuroscience and in diseases such as ageing dementia, schizophrenia and motor neurone disease.

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Why We Need to Talk About Dementia

This is Part 1 of The University of Queensland Brain Institute’s Brain Series on HelloCare Dementia is a complex health problem, both because of the sheer number of underlying conditions that can cause it (more than 50) and because of its direct and indirect impact on people and the health system. We currently have no cure for any form of dementia. With an ageing population, people are living longer and the social and economic costs continue to rise. More than 400...
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